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Either start Lin, or bring in a new starting PG, Bev ain't cuttin' it.

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by OldfanofTmac, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Crunchyball

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    they should get these 2 on excursions together . lol
    lin to a strip club . and harden to an asian evvanglical group.
    then maybe the 2 can bond and trust each other, or maybe lin sleeps on Harden's couch for a week.
     
  2. zipcrash

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    they play together fine imo. i just want lin to get as many possessions where he's a score first guard as possible.

    facilitator while hes on the court with harden. scorer when harden is out.

    he could easily be linobili.
     
  3. aesthetics80

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    Have to be kidding.

    George Hill, Rubio on par? You mean Rubio who is shooting something like 35% FG/45% TS and Hill who has a 13 PER and is barely shooting 40%? Jennings is also shooting below 40%. And Chalmers? Gimme a break.
     
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    Rockets fans need to get trained by these Blazer fans. They have a great home crowd.
     
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    clipps need to lose dammit.
     
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    wrong thread whoops.
     
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    How is John Wall grouped with Hill and Rubio wow
     
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    Post of the night IMO

     
  9. Old Man Rock

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    It's a big deal because Mchale's history is Lin gets less minutes when he doesn't start. If Bev is playing okay McHale takes minutes away from Lin. Lin is by far the better player why would you want Bev to take his minutes.

    This a league of talent and rhythm. Your best players on the floor give you best chance to win. The more time you stick with your best players the more likely they are to trust you and get in their groove.

    Of course if they continue to fail than you bring in someone else and give them a try. But that's not the case here. Bev never beat Lin out, there was no reason to hand the starting position over to Bev. This balancing the lineup with Harden is a bunch of bullshiit. You play the game to win and you do that with your best players. If you want balance you need Lin out there to balance off TJones who can't hit a midrange shot much less a three.

    Bev is a great option to have off the bench but he is not a playmaker and hands those duties off to Harden mostly. But Lin is better at it than Harden. It just makes sense to take some of those duties away from Harden and hand them over to someone who is better at it than him. We need him to be the 4th quarter scorer and play defense for some of the game. That can't happen with Bev playing most of the minutes.
     
  10. zipcrash

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    that's a problem with mchale, not the theory.

    i've repeatedly said bev shouldn't get over 25 minutes MAX.

    harden does have someone to relieve some of the offensive pressure when bev starts, his name his parsons.

    ginobili was obviously a starter talent, yet he came off the bench. it didn't stop him from being a part of the spurs big 3. it's how the players are used and that is up to mchale.
     
  11. cw3k

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    We all know that Lin will not be part Rockets future plan and that's why they are trying to develop Beverley or whoever that non-Lin player is. How else you going to explain that someone who go 1 of 10 with 2 points and no assist and still play 40 mpg? Yet, reduce a player who was on fire to garbage minute after starting the first 10 minutes with 1 - 4.
     
  12. zipcrash

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    no. if lin is playing like he is this year, he could definitely be in the rockets future.
     
  13. MamboRock

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    A LOFish post. But since you joined the site in 1999, I guess no LOFHs will have the courage to call you out. LOL.
     
  14. Billionzz

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    Very good post, it seems like what you posted would be obvious to everybody.
     
  15. Hrock

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    I honestly suspect a part of starting Bev was too see how the Rox would do without Lin. DM was hinting Lin in trade discussion because it would make sense to test the waters in the market, because if you can offload two big contracts for a strong PF and have Beverly fill in for what Lin brings to the table, you do it. With the way Beverly plays though, he doesnt provide the offensive spark and now that Lin is making it very clear that he can play real good on both ends of the court, hes showing they need him more. Unless Morey knows he can get another elite PG, Lin is already doing a great job.
     
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    Well after next year, Lin will become a free agent, and he can sign with any team. He can then evaluate whether or not he wants to come back to play for this org (including the coach). Also, that contract will also coincide with his prime playing years.
     
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    If true, then Mchale is a puppet and Les is paying millions of dollars for a useless puppet or an ornament which has no independent thinking of his own.

    Its useless to hire a coach who is not calling the shots. If we're hiring an ornament why not hire a former houston rockets player, why should the job go to a former arch rival boston celtics player?
     
  18. pacmania

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    God Save The Rockets If Mchale is still the coach by that time.
     
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    Many 99ers think the same way that Lin is way better than Bev. Phi Slamma even made a podcast about how shady McHale is to bench Lin and make Bev the starter.

    Bev is a rookie with no offensive game. His defense is inconsistent. One game he is a lock-down defender the next game a nobody scrub drops 20+ on him with over 50%+ FG

    Lin has the complete package. He can do everything but he is still young and developing. He had a decent year starting all 82 games last year and was building on it this year till McHale did his nonsense at the Mavs game where he benched lin with just 17 minutes. Before that game, Lin played well every single game of the season and had a 19 per.

    Lin is now show casting his defensive prowess limiting 2 of the top PGs in the league to low 20s FG% in Parker and Conley on back to back games.
     
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    The vast majority of Lin haters have ids created in 2012 and 2013.

    I hate to say it but Bev is a pretty unknown NBA player. Almost no NBA fan outside of Houston knows him. Check out his twitter followers for example. Not many. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the most die-hard Lin haters with 2012 and 2013 ids are simply Bev's crew. His family, friends, people who followed him in college, etc.

    I definitely think 1 or 2 are for sure. Lin is so much better than Bev it's not even funny. Comparing Lin who is a promising, young NBA PG who can do everything to a 3rd string defensive specialist who is a rookie is too one sided in favor of Lin.
     

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